Instinct To Ruin

Author: L. Mathis
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ISBN: 9781544111025
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The second full-length collection of poetry by Lora Mathis.

The Quality Instinct

Author: Maxwell L. Anderson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442276827
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Part personal memoir, part thinking person's guide to the museum, The Quality Instinct is filled with wit and humor, anecdotes, and insights from the author's 30 years in the highly competitive, often contentious art world. Maxwell Anderson takes us on a grand tour of ancient and contemporary art, sharing five simple metrics of quality that help us to increase our "visual literacy" as we learn to see, not simply look-and yes, to judge.

Freud On Instinct And Morality

Author: Donald C. Abel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791400241
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This book examines Freud's changing views of human instincts, exploring the moral and social implications. Part One investigates Freud's concept of instinct and discusses the phases of his ongoing attempt to classify the instincts. In Part Two the author argues that Freud's instinct theory leads to a moral philosophy, and he relates this philosophy to Freud's views on group psychology. The notion of instinct is central to psychoanalytic theory, but never before has it been treated so comprehensively, with such close attention to the text. Nor has anyone previously examined in detail the moral and social implications of Freud's instinct theory. In examining these implications, Abel bridges the fields of psychology and philosophy.

Celestial Sailors Chasing Sunsets

Author: Michel Orlando Forlini
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146910301X
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Strive to cross oceans. Your spiritual growth commands it. Inner exploration alone will prepare your expedition to the outer shores of the cosmos. Learn not to think in minutes and years, but in lifetimes. For the stars you see in the night sky, light years away, were ignited long ago. Celestial Sailors Chasing Sunsets follows the quest of Thomas, a business executive, husband and father of two on a path of spiritual awareness. Aboard a vessel crossing the Caribbean, Thomas will be mentored by Paris and Corto, a sailing couple endowed with mystical gifts enabling contacts with souls from the after life and searching for the Eternal Energya unique force one can only harness upon reaching the highest level of enlightenment. Written for the wanderer and seeker in each of us, this tale is fi lled with spiritual teachings sure to warm your heart. Sail the colorful waters of the Caribbean and discover the treasure that may be eluding you.

The Moral Punishment Instinct

Author: Jan-Willem van Prooijen
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190609974
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"People universally punish offenders. Why? This book proposes that people possess a moral punishment instinct: A hard-wired tendency to aggress against those who violate the norms of the group. This instinct is reflected in how punishment originates from moral emotions, stimulates cooperation, and shapes the social life of human beings"--

Ruins And Empire

Author: Laurence Goldstein
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre
ISBN: 0822976161
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One of the most common scenes in Augustan and Romantic literature is that of a writer confronting some emblem of change and loss, most often the remains of a vanished civilization or a desolate natural landscape. Ruins and Empire traces the ruin sentiment from its earliest classical and Renaissance expressions through English literature to its establishment as a dominant theme of early American art.

Instinct Putting

Author: Eric Alpenfels
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440632596
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The proven approach that guarantees results on the green by tapping the power of natural intuition? based on cutting-edge research Born out of the most popular Golf Magazine cover story of 2005, Instinct Putting begins with a crucial but counterintuitive premise: You should look at the hole, not at the ball, while putting. Golf-club technology has helped amateurs drive the ball farther than ever, but no amount of technology has managed to conquer the mind-game of putting. Delivering a complete paradigm shift, Instinct Putting features a breakthrough, scientifically proven method that will have golfers defying their previous training?while sinking more putts than they ever dreamed possible. Currently one of the hottest topics on the links, instinct putting combines simplicity with phenomenal results. Emphasizing the brain?s instinctive ability to perform incredible tasks through unconscious information processing, rather than through active thought, the authors take readers through important but uncomplicated steps to retrain their putting protocols. From stance and grip to execution, Instinct Putting puts the keys to precision putts in the hands of golfers at all levels. Ending the frustration on the green, this revolutionary approach transforms every golfer?s most maddening shots into their greatest rewards.

Rule And Ruin

Author: Geoffrey Kabaservice
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199912904
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The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists mounted primary challenges against Republican officeholders who appeared to exhibit too much pragmatism or independence. Moderation and compromise were dirty words in the Republican presidential debates. The GOP, it seemed, had suddenly become a party of ideological purity. Except this development is not new at all. In Rule and Ruin, Geoffrey Kabaservice reveals that the moderate Republicans' downfall began not with the rise of the Tea Party but about the time of President Dwight Eisenhower's farewell address. Even in the 1960s, when left-wing radicalism and right-wing backlash commanded headlines, Republican moderates and progressives formed a powerful movement, supporting pro-civil rights politicians like Nelson Rockefeller and William Scranton, battling big-government liberals and conservative extremists alike. But the Republican civil war ended with the overthrow of the moderate ideas, heroes, and causes that had comprised the core of the GOP since its formation. In hindsight, it is today's conservatives who are "Republicans in Name Only." Writing with passionate sympathy for a bygone tradition of moderation, Kabaservice recaptures a time when fiscal restraint was matched with social engagement; when a cohort of leading Republicans opposed the Vietnam war; when George Romney--father of Mitt Romney--conducted a nationwide tour of American poverty, from Appalachia to Watts, calling on society to "listen to the voices from the ghetto." Rule and Ruin is an epic, deeply researched history that reorients our understanding of our political past and present. Today, following the Republicans' loss of the popular vote in five of the last six presidential contests, moderates remain marginalized in the GOP and progressives are all but nonexistent. In this insightful and elegantly argued book, Kabaservice contends that their decline has left Republicans less capable of governing responsibly, with dire consequences for all Americans. He has added a new afterword that considers the fallout from the 2012 elections.